Archive for August 24th, 2015

Hedy Zyna Tamamoto Alvarado

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July 24, 2015
Hedy Zyna Tamamoto Alvarado, 50, of Hilo died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Shinsuke and Rose Tamamoto; brothers William and Raymond Mathewson and Jason Tamamoto; and sisters Yvonne Mathewson and Verna Iliwaalani. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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Robert Z. Arakawa

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Aug. 7, 2015
Robert Z. Arakawa, 88, of Kalae, Molokai, a postmaster for Molokai, died in St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Kaupakalua, Molokai. He is survived by son Bruce, daughters Laura Weeks and Janice Rogers, brother Edmund “Shiro,” five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Frank Ascobido

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Aug. 13, 2015
Frank “Dong” Ascobido, 88, of Waianae, a retired painter and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Julia; son Arnold Kidder Sr.; daughters Bernie Kidder, Sandra Ascobido and Constance Castillo; sister Susan; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alvaro Rimban Baradi

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July 28, 2015
Alvaro Rimban Baradi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired General Dynamics carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. Private services.

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Richard H. Boner

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July 11, 2015
Richard H. “Bona” Boner, 84, of Wahiawa, a Hawaiian Tel/Verizon employee and Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by five children, three sisters, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Diana Sau Hing Chee

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Aug. 6, 2015
Diana Sau Hing Chee, 77, of Honolulu, a psychologist in private practice and an Army veteran, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Christian Butt, brother Lyle Chee and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services: 10 a.m. Casual/aloha attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Louise Maudy Chevallier

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Aug. 14, 2015
Louise Maudy “Maud” Chevallier, 88, of Hilo, a retired manager for Hartford in Los Angeles, died in a care home in Mountain View. She was born in Burkerto, Indonesia. She is survived by nephews Brian Wardenaar and Gamar Batinggi. No services.

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Anthony Dau Kwong Ching

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July 22, 2015
Anthony Dau Kwong Ching, 90, of Honolulu, a jeweler and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy K.C., son Alan S.L., daughter Lisa Y.C. and brother Samuel D.M. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Walter En Fu Ching

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July 1, 2015
Walter En Fu Ching, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired general foreman with the Navy Public Works Center and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patsy; sons Nelson, Dexter and Terry Ching; daughters Donna Chu, Mona Ho and Lisa Kawamoto; brothers Samuel and Francis; sisters Shirley Young and Eleanor Lau; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Melba Willa Kawelo Chock

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Aug. 10, 2015
Melba Willa Kawelo Chock, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Harold Jr., Alfred and George Chock and Paul Giesseman; daughter Sandra Simbahon; brother Allan Oleole; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward, 1931 Lusitana St. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Shigeko M. Chock

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July 31, 2015
Shigeko M. Chock, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker, died. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by husband Edward Y.T.; sons Eric and Jonathan; daughters Teresa Ching, Jane Houk and Eugenie Goo; brother Fusao Miyashiro; sisters Yaeko Ono and Kazue Miyashiro; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Concepcion Paraoan Cuanang

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Aug. 2, 2015
Concepcion Paraoan Cuanang, 97, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Filipino, Danilo, Nestor and Florendo; daughters Francisca Puyaoan, Cristeta Dumbrigue, Gloria Luciano and Priscila Sabado; sisters Angeles Agacia and Isabel Paraoan; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Margaret Petra Gabriel

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Aug. 14, 2015
Margaret Petra “Marge” Gabriel, 71, of Waialua, a child caregiver, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by spouse Alfred Jr., son Terence L., daughter Brenda L. and brother Michael P. Llacuna. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Services: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Katherine Kaneshiro

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July 16, 2015
Katherine Kaneshiro, 85, of Mililani died in Pearl City. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Masao, son Nelson Nii, daughter Diana Hurst, brother Ernest De Jesus, sister Nora Nakahara, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Frances Sachiko Lee

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Aug. 7, 2015
Frances Sachiko Lee, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Mortgage Co. employee, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Deborah A. Saito and Lori Y. Lee, brother Forrest Furuhashi, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Gregory Theodore Lefcourt

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Aug. 16, 2015
Gregory Theodore Lefcourt, also known as “Chief” and “Monster,” 61, of Aiea, a retired assistant chief of police for the Honolulu Police Department, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Bremerhaven, Germany. He is survived by sons Jasen M., Joseph H. “Keo” and Clint A.; daughters Luana Peterson, Domonique Holloway and Sophie, Jewel “Lani” and Jade Lefcourt; sisters Susan and Julie; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Takeo Maruyama

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Aug. 13, 2015
Takeo Maruyama, 82, of Pearl City, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and a retired certified financial planner and investment officer, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Michael H.; daughters Lynn M. Kirms, Rae N.M. Uyehara and Lisa T. Maruyama; sisters Stella Gunda and Aki Nakagawa; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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LAWRENCE K.K. MUN

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$nameLAWRENCE K.K. MUN Age 83 of Pearl City passed away on July 18, 2015 at Pali Momi Hospital. Retired after 38 years in Civil Service and 40 years with the Hawaii National Guard as a Master Sergeant. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Karen Young Mun, sons Carlson (Venancia), Everett, daughters Jewel (Gerald) Toyama and Lovelyn (Ken) Voorhees; grandchildren Chelsea (Kalani) Shiraishi, Kristen, and Matthew Mun, Brandee,Troy, and Lacee Toyama, and Asia Voorhees and great grandchildren Kysen and Kairi Shiraishi. He is also survived by his siblings, Bertha Chu, Kenneth Mun, Jeanette Young, Eleanor Yuen, and Milton (Ruth) Mun. Preceded in death by brother Melvin Mun. Celebration of Life to be held Sunday, Aug. 30 at United Church of Christ, Judd Street, Honolulu. Visitation at 3pm, service to follow at 4:15. Burial on Monday, Aug. 31 Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, 10am. Casual/Aloha attire.

Michael Noboru Nakamura

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July 6, 2015
Michael Noboru Nakamura, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Times Super Market produce manager in Kaneohe, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet S. and sister Diane Yoza. Private services.

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Tetsuo Nakanishi

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July 5, 2015
Tetsuo Nakanishi, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrician, died in a private care home. He was born in Halaula, North Kahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Utako Miyashiro, Sueko Young and Margaret Shinbashi. Private services.

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Ruby Teruko Nakasato

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Aug. 5, 2015
Ruby Teruko Nakasato, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired schoolteacher, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Shotoku; daughters Sherrie Knopp and Laurie Nakasato; brother Kenneth Sato; sisters Grace Yost, Joyce Morita and Elaine and Sandra Sato; and grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sylvia Francis Ornellas

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Aug. 4, 2015
Sylvia Francis Ornellas, 86, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Mark, daughters Nadine Alexander and Laverne Suster, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lawrence Perry

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Aug. 14, 2015
Lawrence “Pat” Perry, 83, of Honolulu, an AMFAC executive vice president and chief administrative officer and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverly, sons Gregory and Geoffrey, sister Bernadette Grace and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Virginia B. Racpan

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July 22, 2015
Virginia B. Racpan, 77, of Commack, N.Y., a homemaker, died in San Leandro, Calif. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Celestino B.; sons Celestino B. Jr., Noel B. and Norman B.; daughters Rowena B. Fischl, Marjorie B. Racpan and Anna Belle R. Benavidez; sister Aurora A. Batara; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jeannie Sakoda

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July 25, 2015
Jeannie Sakoda, 79, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Anna Mae Kamala Namie Santiago

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Aug. 6, 2015
Anna Mae Kamala Namie Santiago, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Mid-Pacific Country Club bartendress, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Stephen, Robert and Patrick; daughter Susie Nault; sisters Barbara Lozano and Betty Fernandez; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Toshiaki Shimauchi

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Aug. 4, 2015
Toshiaki Shimauchi, 80, of Honolulu, a travel agent manager and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is survived by wife Chieko; son Nobuaki; daughter Kaori; brothers Kuniaki, Hisaaki and Jeff; sisters Shizu and Koko; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Eleanor Louise Shippy

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Aug. 4, 2015
Eleanor Louise “Bonnie” Shippy, 72, of Honolulu, an office manager for J. Nick Detor, CPA, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kearny, N.J. She is survived by sons Andrew B. and Corey, daughter Brenna Kahana, sister Elaine McCafferty and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Frank Hiroshi Suzuki

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July 24, 2015
Frank Hiroshi Suzuki, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. auto mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sarah S., son Don H., daughter Ann K. Nakayama, sisters Olive Fujimoto and Ruth Murakami, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Edwina Takayama

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July 31, 2015
Edwina Takayama, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired Case Bigelow Lombardi Law Offices secretary, died at home. She was born in West Coventry, England. She is survived by husband Robert T., daughters Maureen M. Takayama and Karin T. Pahayahay, brother Brian Doherty, sister Maureen Hall and two grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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